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Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Nov 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Feb 27, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All


Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, games and food and drinks along­side warm­ing fire pits. Explore win­ter arts and cul­tur­al pro­gram­ming amid a sparkling dis­play of hol­i­day lights and a his­toric Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga.

⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skat­ing rink on his­toric Colonels Row. Online reservations recommended, lim­it­ed walk-up spots available. $11 admission, $8/skate rental; free admis­sion on Thurs­days (walk-up only). Lock­ers and skate aids avail­able on a first come, first served basis.

🛷 Rent bikes from Blaz­ing Sad­dles NYC (or sleds when it snows – see recommended hills),

🍽 Food available for purchase includes Lit­tle Eva’s new sea­son­al menu, with warm drinks and new takes on clas­sic com­fort food like brats, veg­an chili, fish and chips and more plus an eclec­tic array of week­end food trucks and Joe Cof­fee.)

⛴ Arrive via ferry  from the from Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) or Brooklyn. ($4/ages 13+.  for adults, free for seniors & kids and everyone on Saturdays and Sundays before noon).

Thu-Fri 12 – 5:30pm
Sat–Sun 10 am – 5:30pm


Roaming Carolers @ The Oculus

Look for roaming carolers performing on the festively-decorated Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony. Rotating singers include The Songful Artists, The Mistletones, Sing for Hope Piano & String Quartet  and faculty and students from Church Street School for Music and Art.

Also shop local artists at The Oculus Holiday Market.

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Santa at Brookfield Place

Visit Santa in Winter Garden with nearby shopping, ice skating, and dining (including our fave French market Le District). Even dogs can meet Santa during select hours on Dec 14.

Not much surrounding the photo op besides some crafts, but usually no line. Walk-on or make a same…

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.

See our complete guide to National Museum of the American Indian –…

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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The Rink at Brookfield Place

Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.

Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15 ($20 on weekend). Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.

Eat at an array of yummy…

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